VAIBHAV fellowships Programme: The fellowship would be awarded to outstanding scientists/technologists of Indian origin (NRI/OCI/PIO) who are engaged in research activities in their respective countries. The VAIBHAV Fellow would identify an Indian Institution for collaboration and may spend up to two months in a year for a maximum of 3 years. The government offers the researchers an amount of INR 4,00,000 per month for the entire period. Improving the research ecosystem of India’s Higher Educational Institutions by facilitating academic and research collaborations between Indian Institutions and the best institutions in the world. This is done through the mobility of faculty/researchers from overseas institutions to India. Researchers from institutions featuring in the top 500 QS World University Rankings will be eligible for the fellowship. The applicant must have obtained Ph.D./M.D/M.S degree from a recognized University. It is implemented by the DST, Ministry of Science and Technology.
Global wind day: This event is celebrated across the world on June 15 every year. This day is dedicated to discovering and identifying ways to incorporate wind energy into our daily lives.
It will help in making life on earth more sustainable, the contribution of states in the wind energy sector. The states, especially Rajasthan, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu, were appreciated for their significant contribution to the promotion of wind energy. Rajasthan – for achieving the highest addition of wind capacity. Gujarat – for achieving the highest addition of wind capacity but through open access. Tamil Nadu – for its initiative to repower wind turbines.
The theme of the celebration was ‘Pawan – Urja: Powering the Future of India’. A Wind Atlas was launched in this event. This wind Atlas is prepared by the National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE).
Julley Ladakh Programme:Indian Navy is conducting “Julley Ladakh” (Hello Ladakh), an outreach programme to Ladakh to increase awareness about the service in the pristine state and to engage with youth and civil society there. The Navy had previously made a similar effort in the North East that was hugely successful. The main objectives of the current initiative in the Northern Territory include: –
(a) Celebrate Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav (75 years of Indian Independence).
(b) Conduct Awareness drives at Schools/ Colleges in the Ladakh region about the career opportunities Indian Navy offers including the Agnipath Scheme.
(c) Motivate Youth to join the Indian Navy.
(d) Showcase Nari Shakti, an initiative of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, by including Women Officers and spouses.
(e) Interact with naval veterans and Veer Naris in the region.
National Time Release Study (NTRS) Report, 2023: The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) released the National Time Release Study (NTRS) Report, 2023. Time Release Study (TRS) is a performance measurement tool that aims to present a quantitative measure of the cargo release time. It is defined as the time taken from the arrival of the cargo at the customs station to its out-of-charge for domestic clearance in case of imports and arrival of the cargo at the customs station to the eventual departure of the carrier in case of exports.
NTRS 2023 presents port category-wise average release time for the current year, based on the sample period of January 1-7 2023 (both days included) and compares the same to the performance during the corresponding periods of 2021 and 2022.